Constraints On Calif. Credit Card Class Actions

Law360, New York (June 23, 2011, 1:49 PM EDT) -- In the wake of Pineda v. Williams-Sonoma Stores Inc. (2011) 51 Cal. 4th 524, Divisions One and Five of California's Second Appellate District have published two opinions that put some constraints on Song-Beverly Credit Card Act (SBCCA) class action litigation.

The first case is Archer v. United Rentals, Inc. (May 19, 2011, B219089) __ Cal.App.4th ___, [2011 BL 134609, 2011 DJDAR 7158]. In Archer, the trial court under Judge Anthony J. Mohr awarded summary adjudication to the defendants on the plaintiffs' claim under California's Unfair Competition...
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